List of West European Jews

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Apart from France, established Jewish populations exist in the Netherlands, Belgium, Italy and Switzerland. With the original medieval populations wiped out by the Black Death and the pogroms that followed it, the current Dutch and Belgian communities originate in the Jewish expulsion from Spain and Portugal, while a Swiss community was only established after emancipation in 1874. However, the vast majority of the population in the Netherlands and a large proportion of the one in Belgium were killed in the Holocaust, and much of the modern Jewish population of these countries (as well as of Switzerland) derives from post-Holocaust arrivals from other parts of Europe. Here is a list of some prominent Sephardi Jews in western Europe, arranged by country of origin.


Main article: List of Austrian Jews



Main article: List of French Jews



Political figures[edit]

Religious and communal leaders[edit]










Main article: List of Dutch Jews


Main article: List of Scottish Jews

Spain and Portugal[edit]

Main article: List of Iberian Jews


United Kingdom[edit]

Main article: List of British Jews

See also[edit]


^ Of the 12 members of the 1928 Olympics Dutch Women's Gymnastics Team – the first ever women's gymnastics gold medalists – five were Jewish. All but Levie were murdered in the Holocaust.


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